And so now, I am even more impressed by you. Because, gratitude--
Gratitude for this life and the realization that even the shitty parts are a gift.
It’s rare that someone really gets that.
Everything teaches us something that broadens our usefulness to others. Because that’s why we are here: to shine and show up and be the voice someone desperate can hear.
Your dad sounds amazing. My dad is a very sick puppy. Your dad gave you a foundation. Mine gave me different resources.
I used to pray and pray for a father like yours. I guess, to be honest, sometimes I still do.
Except I wouldn’t trade who I am for anything, and I am who I am because of the things I survived.
I believe that we are not products of our environment, but rather products of how we react to our environment. I can blossom in the desert or wilt in paradise.
I get to decide which way I go.
Thank you…for being so normal.
Whatever that means.